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High School Basketball-Tuesday scores
Boys: Tra Edwards and Jaqualis Matlock each led Hopkinsville with 22 points as the Tigers won their district opener over University Heights 86-51. Darrius Mumford led the Blazers with 12 points as UHA went to 1-1 on the season/0-1 in district play, while the Tigers are now 2-0/1-0 in district competition.
Elsewhere: Madisonville edged Christian County 76-73, Glasgow rolled over Todd Central 85-71, Trigg County got by Hopkins Central 83-77, Warren East over Russellville 87-64, Whitesville Trinity defeated Dawson Springs 67-36, Warren Central eased by Owensboro 61-56, Elizabethtown got by Bowling Green 79-71, South Warren defeated Franklin Simpson 78-65.
Henderson County routed Muhlenberg County 75-54, Calloway County edged McCracken County 50-47, Paducah Tilghman over Murray 75-49,
Girls: Madisonville slipped by Christian County 55-52, University Heights defeated Lyon County 85-54, Webster County over Hopkins Central 64-42, Glasgow over Bowling Green 73-58, Owensboro over Muhlenberg County 54-47, Calloway County over McCracken County 63-58, Murray defeated Carbondale, IL 54-49 at the Massac County Shootout.
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced a new corporate sponsor for the Boys Sweet 16 Tuesday. Beginning with the 2014 tournament and going through 2016, it will be known as the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16. Next year’s tournament will be held in Lexington’s Rupp Arena March 19-23.
College Basketball: 10th ranked Kentucky got solid defense and 21 points from James Young in defeating Boise State 70-55. Julius Randle had another double-double performance of 17 points and 11 rebounds in leading the Wildcats to their 8th win of the season to go with two losses. Kentucky next sees action Saturday at North Carolina, with pre game at 2:45 on Lite 98.7.
Western Kentucky’s Brandon Harris has been named the Sun Belt Conference player of the week. The Oklahoma City native scored a career high 30 points in WKU’s 69-60 win at Southern Illinois last Saturday. The Hilltoppers are back in action Saturday at 6th ranked Louisville in a game you can hear at 10:30 am on News/Talk WHOP.
College Football: For the second straight day, Kentucky linebacker Avery Williamson received a post season honor Tuesday. Williamson was named to the second team All SEC coaches team. He was named to the Associated Press All SEC second team on Monday.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans are mulling over whether Mike Munchak will stay as head coach. New team leader Tommy Smith finds himself in a situation where he must determine Munchak’s future.
Smith said in an interview with the Tennessean Tuesday he is in an awful situation because he’s known Munchak for 30 years and stated it’s hard to find someone with the integrity and character of Munchak. However, the Titans are struggling for the second consecutive year with a 5-8 record heading into Sunday’s game with the Arizona Cardinals.
NHL: The Nashville Predators snapped a five game losing streak with a convincing 4-1 win over the NY Rangers last night. The Predators host Dallas Thursday night in a game you can hear at 7 on News/Talk WHOP.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods announced Tuesday they have new owners. The ownership group is Manhattan Capital Sports Acquisition, headed by Stuart Katzoff. The new group plans to keep the team in Bowling Green and remain the Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays and continue play in the Midwest League.
Manhattan Capital also owns the Triple A Reno Aces of the Pacific Coast League. It was announced last week that Art Solomon would sell the franchise after running it for the past five seasons.
The Nashville Metro Council approved a $65 million bond revenue measure last night for construction of a new ballpark for the Nashville Sounds. The Tennessean reports construction on the 10 thousand seat stadium to be located at Sulphur Dell north of downtown could begin in late January, with it to be ready for play in 2015. The Sounds have played at Greer Stadium since 1978.